### How many pints of Chocolate Fudge Brownie has Ben & Jerry’s sold all-time?

Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie 😋 It’s been my favorite ice cream flavor since I was a kid! And I found myself wondering:

**How many pints of Chocolate Fudge Brownie has Ben & Jerry’s sold all-time?**

Time to guesstimate! So here’s what we know:

- Ben & Jerry’s was founded in 1978
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie launched in 1990
- It’s currently the #3 most popular flavor (behind Half Baked and Cherry Garcia)
- Ben & Jerry’s sold 194,164,352 pints total across all flavors in 2022

I couldn’t find any other historical yearly pints sold data, so we’re going to extrapolate based on a yearly growth rate of 7.5%.

We know the 194,164,352 pints sold in 2022 is the result of years of growth from a much smaller number in 1990. And so we’ll use a rearranged version of the formula for compounded growth to estimate the annual sales figures back to 1990:

Initial Value = Future Value / (1 + Growth Rate) ^ Number of Years

so:

Initial Value (1990) = 194,164,352 / (1.075) ^ 32

which gives us:

Initial Value (1990) ≈ 18,227,830

So, 18,227,830 total pints sold in 1990. Now we're going to calculate how many pints total Ben & Jerry’s has ever sold using the annual sales calculation:

Sales for Year n = Initial Sales × (1 + Growth Rate) ^ n

which would give us:

Total Sales from 1990 to 2024 ≈ 3,167,213,715

And finally, since Chocolate Fudge Brownie is the 3rd most popular flavor, we'll estimate it accounts for a significant portion of the total sales. Let's say it makes up around… 10% of the total sales each year.

That would give us the total sales of Chocolate Fudge Brownie pints since 1990 to be ≈

**316,721,372**! That’s a lot of brownies 🍨